Sneak is alarmed by a report from science journal Nature today. Apparently boffins in the US have found a way to turn ordinary, lazy, work-shy monkeys into obsessed, compulsive, workaholic monkeys. And no, the researchers did not recruit the simians as IT managers. Apparently a simple injection of genetic material directly into the brain is all it takes to switch off the bit of the mind that makes monkeys - and perhaps people - slouch towards an easy life. OK, so an injection in the brain is not actually that simple - you'd probably notice if your boss nonchalantly sidled up and stabbed you in the head. But it can only be a matter of time before the treatment is reduced to something that people can swallow. At which point Sneak will cease drinking the complementary corporate tea and start bringing bottled water to work...
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